Friday, August 28, 2009

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 8/28/09

Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found this week, thanks to my Personal Learning Network (PLN). As a teacher, I feel we have to keep up to date concerning research in our field and current issues in the education system. I hope some of these inspire you, inform you, and even have you asking questions. Thank you for coming by and visiting!

Gauging Your Distraction - “new studies show that drivers overestimate their ability to multitask behind the wheel. This game measures how your reaction time is affected by external distractions.”

Education Blogs by Discipline – great collection of blogs!

It’s My Life – “deals with (you guessed it!) life and the stuff we deal with every day. Whatever problem you’re dealing with, believe it or not, other kids and teens have gone through the same thing. Here at It’s My Life, you can rad informative articles, share your stories, play games and activities, take quizzes and polls, watch video clips of other kids talking about their feelings and experiences, get advice from older kids and experts, and contribute your own comments and questions. It’s My Life also features interviews with celebrities about stuff they had to go through when they were kids.”

Shape Collage – (download required); “Make picture collages in less than a minute with just a few mouse clicks”

Science Books Online – “lists free science e-books, textbooks, lecture notes, monographs, and other science related documents. All texts are available for free reading online, or for downloading in various formats.”

Original image: 'Wrenches'

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